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Prescription only medicine: aspirin

Traditional Herbal Medicine Registration (THMR).

Inhibitor of cyclooxygenase and thromboxane production. Contain salicylic acid from which acetyl salicylic acid, Aspirin, was synthesised. Painkiller, anti-inflammatory, inhibits platelet clotting and reduces fevers.
Oakeley, Dr. H.F. (2013). Medicines from RCP plants label list 5-2013.docx.

Other use

Meadowsweet was one of the three herbs held most sacred to the Druids (Vervain and Water-mint being the other two). It was one of the fifty ingredients in a drink called 'Save' in Chaucer's 'Knight's Tale', where it was called Medwort or Meadwort. It was also a popular Elizabethan strewing herb, strewn on the floor in houses and churches both for warmth and to make a pleasant smell.
DeSwiet, Michael. (2012). Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria. link


Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea'

Genus: Filipendula
Species: ulmaria
Cultivar: 'Aurea'
Distribution summary: Only in cultivation
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Europe & Middle East (J)
Flowering months: July, August, September
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use, prescription only medicine

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